Saturday, May 2, 2009

Getting my Craft On--and Fighting the Gender Machine

Alright, I've been in nesting overdrive lately. And I'm exhausted, which is not a good combination at all. So I decided that I could be productive and crafty all while sitting at my sewing machine. You can't beat that. So here are a few things that I've made over the last several days, mostly for the baby. (Some cool Dia de los Muertos oven mitts will be posted once I finish those.)

I've been feeling way too guilty for not making anything personal for Kiran before he was born, but hey--I had a lot going on. Plus, I'm sick of all the baseballs and trucks that the baby stores offer. I cruised the baby aisle at TJ Maxx yesterday and realized that one side of the aisle was completely pink, while the other side was totally blue. *big sigh* Really, people? So I guess since I can't afford the hip Rockridge boutiques with all their cool gender-neutral stuff, I'm making my own. Who says boy things can't be pretty? Craft on.

My first attempt at taggie blankets, said to be a hit with the newborns. We shall see.

Cheap diaper cloth sewn into burp cloth size and be-ribboned. Everything is better with ribbon, no?

A closer view

Love me some koi fish.

Rock on, little one. I guess we're naming him Naveen after all, or I've got some ripping out to do.


Melusine said...

Way cute! Everything is better with ribbon :)

CafeMama said...

Thanks! I've always drooled over ribbon and fabric and it finally motivated me enough to learn how to use my sewing machine.

Nandini said...

Everything is better with ribbon! Your stuff is really cute.